For many years now online gambling has lived in a very strange state of limbo. If you ask most people they would say that online gambling and online casinos are illegal, but that is not exactly the truth. The industry exists in this very strange state of limbo where it is neither legal nor illegal. The industry simply exists in an unregulated state. The United States, until recently did not exactly support online gambling, but at the same time no American user has been convicted for using such a service. It has confused me for a long time as to why the United States would allow this condition to continue for as long as it has. Clearly if the industry was regulated there would certainly be American companies prepared to make the service reliable and trustworthy and also the longer the service remains unregulated the more people that will fall victim to sites that will not be held accountable for their actions.
It is not as if gambling is not a legal practice in the United States so it seems strange to me that the states would wait so long to regulate a service that so many citizens are using. Regulations are necessary simply on the basis of consumer protections. It would have been silly to even attempt to make online gambling illegal, then that would have pushed the industry underground and then it would have been likely even worse of that the limbo state that it is in now. The sooner states start regulating online gambling the betteroff the American consumer will be.